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Current Affairs : 16-10-2018 in English

National

  • 5th India International Silk Fair (IISF-2018) organised during 15th to 18th October 2016 in - New Delhi.
  • To combat air pollution that has begun to show a trend towards poor category, Graded Response Action Plan, an emergency action plan will be implemented in – Delhi.  
  • The Election Commission of India is introducing the unique internet based mobile app in the upcoming assembly polls - C-vigil.
  • A New smaller, meaner, self-contained fighting units of the Indian Army comprising of elements of air power, artillery, amour etc – Integrated Battle Groups (IBG).

International

  • The first India-China Joint Training Programme is being organized to give training for the diplomats of – Afghanistan.
  • India is the _____ largest silk producer in the world - Second.

Banking

  • This Bank's board of directors has recommended taking back the bonuses paid to MD and CEO Rana Kapoor for FY15 and FY16 - Yes Bank.
  • According to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Khadi India's flagship store in this city has registered a record Rs 1.25 crore sale in a day, an increase of 276 per cent than the previous year – Delhi  (Connaught Place).
  • According to a survey titled 'Indian Investment in Germany: Update 2018' conducted by EY, As many as ____ Indian companies have generated annual revenues of 11 billion euros and employed nearly 23,300 people in Germany - 74.

Sports

  • Player of the Series of India-West Indies Test Series played in Hyderabad – Pruthvi Shaw (India).
  • Winner of 'Shanghai Masters 2018' tennis championship - Novak Djokovic (Serbia).

Person In News

  • An Assistant Commandant of the Odisha Police's SOG conferred with the Ashok Chakra posthumously - Pramod Kumar Satpathy.

General Knowledge

  • Election Commission of India (ECI) established in the year - 1950 (January 25).
  • Electronic Voter Machines (EVMs) are being used for voting during election in India since - 2004.
  • Capital of Afghanistan – Kabul.
  • Currency of Afghanistan - Afghan Afghani.
  • First ‘Shanghai Masters’ tennis tournament - 2009.
  • The India's highest bravery award to a soldier showing courage during peace - Ashok Chakra (since 1952).